Illegal gold-mining is destroying tracts of pristine rainforest in Congo’s Okapi Wildlife Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site meant to be a haven for the endangered mammal nicknamed Africa’s unicorn, environmental organisations warned on Tuesday.
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DR Congo’s Kahuzi-Biega National Park is celebrating the birth of an eastern lowland gorilla, one of the world’s most endangered species.
The Salonga National Park in central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been removed from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in Danger. This is an early decision according to environmental activists, who continue to call for the cancellation of oil concessions granted in the Salonga and Virunga parks by the DRC government.
Africa’s largest tropical rainforest reserve, the Salonga National Park has been removed from “World Heritage in Danger” list.
UNESCO removed the Salonga National Park, the largest in DRC, from the list of World Heritage in Danger; Geraldine Boechat; MedAfrica Times
The Democratic Republic of Congo scored a key heritage victory on Monday as UNESCO removed one of its nature reserves from a list of threatened sites, the UN agency said.
Tourists who were near the crater the Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic Congo erupted are safe, the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) said Sunday. Nor were the rare mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park threatened by the eruption, the institute added.
DRC: Access to Kahuzi-Biega Park blocked by rangers in a bid to claim their wages; Afolake Oyinloye; Africa News
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A deadly conflict is brewing between those forced out of the DRC’s Kahuzi-Biéga national park and the rangers charged with protecting it.
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A world without okapi would be a very sad place.